Throm History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The name Throm is an old Anglo-Saxon name. It comes from when a family lived near a thorn bush or hedge. Throm is a local surname, which belongs to the category of hereditary surnames. Other types of local surnames include topographic surnames, which could be given to a person who lived beside any physical feature, such as a hill, stream, church or type of tree. Habitation names form the other broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Other local names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties. The surname Throm comes from the Old English or Old Norse words which mean thorn. The surname Throm may also be a habitational surname, for someone who came from a place named with this word, for example Thorne, in Somerset, or Thorns, in Suffolk. The Throm family's origins date back to the period prior to the Norman Conquest of 1066, to the county of Somerset, where they resided at Thorne-Falcon and Thorne-St. Nargaret.
Early Origins of the Throm family
The surname Throm was first found in Somerset at Thorn(e) St. Margaret, a parish, in the union of Wellington, hundred of Milverton, about 3½ miles (W.) from Wellington.  The place name dates back to the Domesday Book of 1086 when it was first listed as Torne. 
Some of the first records of the name include: Adam atte Thorne; and William de Thorn who were both listed in Kirby's Quest at the time of Edward III.   The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 lists the following: Hugh Thorne in Cambridgeshire; and John de Thorn in Devon. 
To confuse matters, another noted historian claims "the name is local, from Thornes in the parish of Shenstone, in the county of Stafford, where Robert, son of Roger de la Thorne, was resident early in the fourteenth century."  The integrity of this researcher bears no doubt.
However, we wish to have the reader note that this entry is significantly later that the previous entries and as such, in our opinion, is a later branch of the family. Great Thorness is a hamlet on the Isle of Wight, off the south coast of England.
Early History of the Throm family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Throm research. Another 136 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1206, 1275, 1296, 1272, 1610, 1397, 1527, 1573, 1568 and 1630 are included under the topic Early Throm History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Throm Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Throm were recorded, including Thorn, Thorne and others.
Early Notables of the Throm family (pre 1700)
Notables of the family at this time include John Thorne, Abbott of Reading, who was personally starved by King Henry VIII.
William Thorne ( fl. 1397), was an English historian, a monk of St. Augustine's, Canterbury and Robert Thorne (d. 1527), was an English merchant and geographical writer, the son...
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Migration of the Throm family to Ireland
Some of the Throm family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Throm family
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Throm family emigrate to North America: William Thorne settled in St. John's Newfoundland in 1762; Richard Thorne was a property owner and fisherman of Torbay, Newfoundland, in 1794; Joseph Thorn settled in Boston Mass in 1712.
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